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Does PEI’s Conservative finance minister have a conflict of interest?

Why is PEI’s Finance Minister keeping Islanders in the dark about her ties to the fossil fuel industry?

Last year, it was revealed that Darlene Compton held shares in big oil companies -- as well as shares in big banks and diamond mining. [1]

Minister Compton’s supposed to sell those shares or put them into a trust. It’s the law. [2] But while four other Ministers with similar holdings have done this -- she’s keeping mum and hoping no-one notices.

As Finance Minister and Deputy Premier, profiting from industries she regulates is bad enough. But as someone in a position of power to help Islanders tackle the climate crisis -- the idea that Minister Compton could stand to profit from the fossil fuel industry that inflicted decades of damage on our communities is unthinkable

Islanders need to trust that their political leaders are free of any conflicts of interest and making decisions based on what’s best for them -- not the companies they make money off of. And it’s on the Minister to prove it.

Will you sign the petition calling on the Minister to publicly disclose whether or not she’s sold these shares, so we can restore public trust?

Minister Darlene Compton:

Islanders expect transparency from their elected representatives. We call on you to release your disclosure statements and confirm you do not profit from fossil fuel companies.

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